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archkre
05-31-2004, 02:08 PM
My 3DSMAX , specially when modeling is running extremely slow!
For a 3000 sq.ft. with no trees or cars meshes the process of panning, moving, etc.
something is extremely sluggish!
My PC:
AthlonXP 2000*-1.66Mhz-480 Mb of RAM
On board Video Card:S3 ProSavage DDr- 32MB
It runs a light version of Windows XP pro: no XP visual fireworks/sound/screen saver/baground activities to a minimum,etc.
What do I have to improve to have 3DSMax with a more acceptable performance?
Thank you

stephen2002
05-31-2004, 08:01 PM
Your on-board video card is probably what is killing the viewport preformance.

imashination
05-31-2004, 09:46 PM
You have one of the worst gfx cards on the planet. Buy a new one.

elvis
06-01-2004, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by imashination
You have one of the worst gfx cards on the planet.

I was going to be a smart arse and try to think of a worse card, but you're actually right. I can't think of anything worse! (Unless I travel back in time to the old VESA VLB or ISA days). :)

MadMax
06-01-2004, 12:54 AM
I'm glad I wasn't drinking anythign when I read this as I am sure I would have sprayed my keyboard and monitor.

If I might suggest, nVidia GeForce FX5900 if you can't afford the 256mb version then get the 128mb version.

You should see a world of improvement.

Valkyrien
06-01-2004, 05:26 AM
1.66Mhz huh? Bet the latest PONG version runs like a dream on that baby!;)

DaForce
06-02-2004, 08:19 AM
Yeah the video car is shiet.

Get your self a nice new shiney card, like the ones suggested in on of the posts above and you will be amazed at the difference.

Plus you will be able to play more games other than doom 2 ;-)

Elvis:
LOL

Garma
06-02-2004, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by elvis
I was going to be a smart arse and try to think of a worse card, but you're actually right. I can't think of anything worse! (Unless I travel back in time to the old VESA VLB or ISA days). :)

you know I had a cga adapter: 4 colors

*puts up proud mask* :p

richcz3
06-02-2004, 11:00 PM
Guys c'mon it's his 1st post and he gets raked over the coals.

:beer: Welcome to the CGTalk Community! :beer:


I'll reserve my comments until his second post. :p


richcz3

emanimation
06-02-2004, 11:54 PM
Hello

I agree with the other guys...that your on-board video card is probably what is killing the viewport preformance.

Eman

cha0t1c1
06-04-2004, 03:10 AM
to elaborate...what were u thinking when u posted? :rolleyes:
do u really work with 3d-cg?
or r u a beginner?

imashination
06-04-2004, 09:04 AM
If I might suggest, nVidia GeForce FX5900 if you can't afford the 256mb version then get the 128mb version.
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Theres no need to mention specific cards. He could put a slice of hot buttered toast in the AGP port and he would improve his performance ;-)

Considering his specs, Its safe to say hes on a budget, So I'll recommend a geforce 4600 Ti. Still a fairly meaty card and they don't cost much at all.

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